Once again Marathon Week is upon us. Your student has been training for Sunday’s Marathon for over 9 weeks. In that time they all have run over 100 miles each. This is a tremendous accomplishment. They are all ready to run this weekend.
What the Relay is
Every team will consist of 5 runners. Each runner will start from an exchange point and run between 4 to 6 miles. They finish at a second exchange point and hand off to the next student. Each runner need to be at their exchange points on time to make the relay work.
The Marathon starts at 7:10 am and the last runner should be done before noon. Mme Tetrault and I will be running the half marathon and will see the teams finish the race. We are unable to drive students to their exchanges. It is up to parents to get their students to the race.
Parents need to get their student to the relay exchange on time. Please plan to be at your checkpoint 20 minutes before the time I have provided. Parking and driving to these points will be tricky so plan in advance.
To prepare for Sunday we advise that you go to the relay exchange points in advance to plan a route. Remember many roads will be closed due to the race. Practicing getting to both the starting exchange point and finishing exchange point.
Once a relay participant has run their leg they may go home. They do not need to go to the University of Manitoba and be present at the finish.
All information provided to you this week needs to get home to your parents. It will also be posted at the sargentparkmathzone.blogspot.ca
Please read the Marathon Handbook. It contains all the information you need to be successful on Sunday.
You need to know the phone numbers of people on your relay team. If something happens it is important to call them if something goes wrong….. but nothing will go wrong.
Mme Tetrault and Mr Harbeck are available for phone calls during the week. Do not hesitate to call. 7758985
Here are the expected start and finish times for the runners (click for larger image)
More information can be found here at the Marathon Website. Check out their interactive Google maps.